I was looking for alternatives to Wordpress for my blog, I wanted it to be:
- Opengraph compatible
- Good SEO support
- Markdown based
In my search, I've found Ghost, it runs on Node.JS and it was REALLY fast on my old laptop. It seemed like a nice oportunity to give Heroku a try.
I always liked the Heroku concept, and my current hosting does not support Node.JS anyway (though it does suport Python and Ruby!)
Editing text on Ghost is just awesome! Writting in markdown with side-by-side instant preview, is just awesome. Check it out at their site.
Ghost is free and open source, they also plan to have their own hosting service, similar to wordpress.org, I guess.
Asking for trouble
I had to crazy-patch Ghost to make it work on Postgres as this database is not yet supported. It comes with SQLite as default and besides that, it only supports MySQL officially.
In any case, It is not a good idea to run Ghost on a free Heroku account, as MySQL is not available and your uploaded images will be erased by the Heroku's ephimerous filesystem.